BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang said his country was equally concerned over casualties in the Indian-held Kashmir.
Commenting on local police’s clashes with residents in Indian-administered Kashmir, he said “China has taken note of relevant reports. We are equally concerned about the casualties in the clash, and hope that relevant incident will be handled properly.”
The Kashmir issue is left over from history. China holds a consistent stance and hopes relevant parties will address the issue peacefully through dialogue, he added.
The spokesperson’s comments were sought on the reports according to which the local police clashed with residents in Indian-administered Kashmir and many have been left killed or injured.
It was pointed out that Pakistan has voiced its denouncement, and the UN and some other countries have expressed their concerns.